SACAU Board members prepare for the annual AGM and Conference in Zimbabwe
The SACAU Board held its first meeting of the year in March. The meeting had a full agenda, as it came less than two months before the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Conference which will be held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, between 14-16 May 2018.
Naturally, dominating the discussions were items relating to these two events. With respect to the AGM, the Board approved audited Annual Financial Statements and the draft agenda and minutes of the previous AGM for circulation to members with the official AGM notice.
In addition, the nomination process for candidates to fill the positions of Board members who will be retiring and its outcomes were reviewed. Management’s response to the Management Letter issued by the external auditors, proposed changes to the Memorandum of Incorporation (MI), management accounts, operational reports and the appointment of new external auditors were also considered.
Finally, the Board received an update from the CEO on preparations for the Annual Conference. The theme is on trade as a tool for agricultural transformation. This included the draft programme, the budget, and invitations including the participation of highlevel dignitaries from the government of Zimbabwe. The next Board meeting will be held on the eve of the AGM.